Mark Pleiss, PhD


Mark Pleiss is the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Simpson College (Indianola, IA). Pleiss was formerly a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at The University of Denver and St. Olaf College. He is interested in anti-mimetic forms of representation in the fiction of contemporary Spanish writers and also publishes in educational development. His work has been published in Anales de la literatura española contemporánea, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Calandria, and To Improve the Academy. His 2019 collection of short stories, April Warnings (Veliz Books), was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Mark lives in Des Moines, IA.


  • PhD – University of Colorado Boulder MA – University of Colorado Boulder
  • BA – Simpson College